These three little Aussie kittens were crying, but not because they lost their mittens. They were all alone in the world after someone dumped them in a trash bin.
Brianna Stevenson was leaving her apartment in Melbourne recently when she saw a tiny, white creature run across the road, according to an article in the Moreland Leader online. “I thought, ‘Was that a mouse?’,” Stevenson said.
“It ran under my car. (I got out) and I could hear it mewing. I looked over to the bin and I thought, ‘Oh my God, someone has put these cats in the bin’.”
Stevenson and a friend rounded up the frightened trio and took them to a nearby animal hospital, where vets examined the six-to-seven-week-old kittens, and decided they had worms, but were otherwise in good health.
“I was shocked and upset and I was crying,” Stevenson told the Moreland Leader. “It was awful, finding these little babies in the bin was horrible.”
The kittens are being looked after by foster carer, Tracy Skubevska, seen in the photo, until they gain enough weight to be adopted.
Local adoption center general manager Serena Horg said people often give up their pets for many reasons, including relationship breakdown, moving overseas and eviction. “We urge members of the public to please not dump animals,” Horg said.